Shedaisy Biography

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The huge success of the Dixie Chicks in the late 90s opened up the contemporary country market for other female country acts, the most successful of which was this family trio from Magna, Utah, USA. The Osborn sisters, Kristyn (24 August 1970), Kelsi (b. 21 November 1974) and Kassidy (b. 30 October 1976), were harmonising together from an early age, either in the family home or at neighbourhood concerts. By the late 80s the sisters had begun to take their musical talents more seriously, playing at venues throughout their home state and further afield. They relocated to Nashville, holding down day jobs as they struggled to land a recording contract. Now named SheDaisy (derived from a Native American term meaning ‘my sisters’), the Osborns finally landed a contract with Lyric Street Records and teamed up with veteran producer Dann Huff to record 1999’s debut, The Whole SheBang. Although they shrewdly cover most areas of country music, SheDaisy’s approach is more pop-orientated than the Dixie Chicks, with more than a nod to the popular 80s quartet the Forester Sisters. The trio’s distinctive harmonies are heard to best effect on driving tracks such as ‘Little Good-Byes’ and ‘I Will … But’, and the album proved popular enough to quickly notch up platinum status. Buoyed by the success of their contribution to the Walt Disney animation Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas (‘Deck The Halls’), the trio released their own seasonal album the following September. Brand New Year featured four original tracks alongside versions of traditional Christmas songs. Knock On The Sky, the real follow up to The Whole SheBang, was released in 2002. The album proved to be more pop than country, a problem which also afflicted the trio’s third official full-length album, Sweet Right Here.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.

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